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Eagle News - November 13, 2019
Important Dates for November:

November 10-15 Book Fair Week
November 14 - 1st Grade Grandparent's Day / K-4 School Mass
November 18 - Prospective Student Tour Day (8:30-11:30 am)
November 20 - Reconciliation 6:00 pm
November 21 - All School Mass / 1st Grade Field Trip / 4th Grade Retreat / Spotlight Performance 6:00 pm
November 22 - PreK Grandparent's Day / K Thanksgiving Feast 1:45 pm
November 25-29 Thanksgiving Holidays

 Important Dates for December:

December 4 - PreK Green Accessory Day / Wonderful Wednesday / Marian Devotion
December 5 - All School Mass / Band/Choir Concert 5:30 pm
December 6 - 1st Grade Retreat / 3rd Grade Field Trip / KC Movie Night 5:00 pm
December 10 - 3rd Grade Colonial Day
December 12 - 5-8 School Mass / 6th Grade Grandparent's Day
December 18 - PK 4/5 Christmas Concert 9:00 am / PK 3/4 Sing-A-Long 10:15 am
December 19 - Advent Mass
December 20 - PK-8 Red and Green Accessory Day
December 21 - PK-8 Dismissal at 11:30 am
December 23 - January 3 - Christmas Holidays
January 6 - Students return to school
Important Information
STM Annual Fund Produces Outstanding Results for Technology Enhancement!

We cannot find the right words to express adequate thanks and most sincere appreciation to the donors listed here for their generous support of the STM Annual Fund. (If we have made any errors in this list, please let Dr. Greg Brandao ( greg@stmchurch.org ) know right away so that we can make corrections.)

As of this writing, gifts and commitments to the fund are $112,640, and we continue to receive additional donations and pledges. In future newsletters, we will provide the names of any new donors, updated totals for the Fund, and a list of technology acquisitions.

To all persons who participated in this year’s Annual Fund, we are most grateful, and we look forward to sharing news about technology enhancements to improve the quality of educational experiences for the children of St. Thomas More School!
In-Parish Tuition

In order to receive the In-Parish Catholic tuition rate next school year, 2020-2021, families must make a minimum contribution of $400 to St. Thomas More Catholic Church by December 31, 2019. Donations can be made online at  stmchurch.org  through Faith Direct at the following link,  STM CHURCH . If you have any questions please contact Kelly Forbes in the STM School Business Office .
Flu Information

How does flu spread?
Flu viruses are thought to spread mainly by droplets made when someone with flu coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people nearby. A person also can get flu by touching something that has flu virus on it and then touching their mouth, eyes, or nose.

What are flu symptoms?
Flu symptoms can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, feeling tired and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children than adults). Some people with the flu will not have a fever.

When can my child go back to school after having flu?
 Keep your child home from school, day care, or camp for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone. (The fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.) A fever is defined as 100°F (37.8°C)* or higher.
Event Details
1st Grade Grandparent's Day - November 14

We will celebrate 1st Grade Grandparents and Special Friends on Thursday, November 14. Visitors are invited to meet students in the Church Activity Center beginning at 8:15am.

Schedule of Events:
8:15 - 8:30 Pick up your student in the Activity Center 
8:45 Mass and Musical Presentation 
Reception immediately following in Activity Center
Scholastic Book Fair

A big THANK YOU to all volunteers and families for supporting our book fair,
"Arctic Adventure...Snow Much to Read"!

We still have two days left for you to come and shop!

Thursday, November 14 from 7:30-3:30
Friday, November 15 from 7:30-1:00
Angel Tree Selection

If your child signed up to help an angel in need during the Christmas Season, they will be selecting their angel on the following days:

Kindergarten - Monday, November 18
7/8 - Tuesday, November 19
5/6 - Wednesday, November 20
1/2 - Thursday, November 21
3/4 - Friday, November 22
November Service Project - Baton Rouge Food Bank

For our November Service Project, STM is collecting canned goods to benefit the Baton Rouge Food Bank. We would like to support our local food bank during November as they prepare for Thanksgiving and the winter months. Please prayerfully consider contributing to our food drive.  The drive began on November 1 and will end on November 22.  There are food bank boxes spread about campus for students to place their donations. Thank you for your support!
Spotlight Performance: "The Mystery of the Missing Ring"
Thursday, November 21 at 6:00 pm

STM's Spotlight, Sr. Drama Club, will perform,
"T he Mystery of the Missing Ring ", a good old-fashioned "Who Dunnit".
Guaranteed lots of laughs!
Marian Devotion - December 4

When : First Wednesday of each month following afternoon dismissal until 3:40 pm

Location and Pickup : Mother Theresa Room (near Activity Center)

Who : All students, teachers, and parents/guardians are welcome

Mission : "By praying the Rosary together, we are able to better know Jesus through his mother, Mary. Although Jesus is the one true Mediator between us and God, we call upon Mary's motherly love to bring us closer to her Son."

Please join us as we pray the Rosary and grow closer to Jesus through Mary.

You are welcome to bring your own rosary,
but rosaries and prayer booklets will be available.
Band/Choir Concert - December 5

Come support our bands and Liturgy Choir on Thursday, December 5th at 5:30 pm in the STM gym for our annual Christmas concert!

You will hear many beautiful Christmas tunes from the talented students of STM! 
Reminders
Cafeteria Reminder

Due to federal guidelines, no outside restaurant food is allowed in the cafeteria. Thank you in advance for adhering to this guideline.
Christmas Holidays

Reminder that Christmas Holidays begin after 11:30 am dismissal on Friday, December 20 **There will be NO Extended Care on Friday, December 20.**

We look forward to student's return to school on Monday, January 6, 2020!
Holiday Camps
Kidcam Holiday Camp

EARLY BIRD PRICING FOR THANKSGIVING CAMP ENDS THIS FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 15!
REGISTER TODAY TO SAVE $$!!
Thanksgiving - Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Pay for all 3 days as a "session" to save even more money or buy individual days as you need them.
Prices go up to full price on November 16 for Thanksgiving Individual Days and for Thanksgiving Session.
Kidcam Holiday Information
Click above to get more information on Kidcam Holiday Camps.
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